Sneaky Rat Cookie Cutter Gift Idea

15 Cutest Gifts for Rat Owners

If you have a rat owner in your life, you know how much they love their ratties. So if they have a birthday coming up or they’re at the top of your Christmas list, there are plenty of fun rat-themed gifts to give them. We’ve gathered some of the coolest and most creative gifts for rat owners and animal lovers. From the practical to the

Fun Gifts for Rat Owners

1. I Was Normal a Few Rats Ago Mug

I Was Normal a Few Rats Ago Funny Mug Gift

A funny gift for any rat owner who knows that their pets have a big influence on their life. This mug says “I was normal a few rats ago,” and features a cute illustration of a rat. Perfect to put in a gift bag with some coffee or tea. This ceramic mug is available in 11 oz. and 15 oz. sizes.

2. Rat Coloring Book

Combine a love of rats with calming creativity through this gift. This adult coloring book features 30 beautiful full-page illustrations of rats. Great for relaxation. Don’t forget to get some colored pencils and markers to go with it.

3. Sneaky Rat Cookie Cutter

Sneaky Rat Cookie Cutter Gift Idea

This gift is perfect for rat owners who love to bake! Handmade by The Fussy Pup, this copper cookie cutter is in the shape of a rat, possibly sneaking to find his own little treat. Measures 3.75 X 4 X 3/4 inch deep.

4. Cute Rat Plush

This cuddly rat plush is perfect for rat lovers of all ages. Available in three different sizes, this adorable cartoonish rat is a cute addition to anyone’s bed.

5. Wood Rat Puzzle

Wood Rat Puzzle Gift Idea

What a unique gift for rat owners! Wooden Dogs and Gifts specializes in these cool puzzles that are in the shape of a rat while spelling out the world. A cute display for a bedroom or bookshelf, this gift will delight any rat lover.

6. I’d Rather Be Hanging Out with My Rats T-shirt

This t-shirt tells the honest truth for any rat owner: “I’d Rather Be Hanging Out With My Rats.” This funny design is perfect to wear to class, work, or boring parties when you’d rather be at home with your pets.

Available in men, women, and youth sizes in five different colors.

7. Rats Property Warning Sign

Rats Property Warning Sign

Every rat parent needs one of these signs! Made by Blue Fox Gifts, these funny signs say “Warning. This property is protected by highly trained rats Not responsible for injury or possible death.” Perfect to hang above their rats’ cage.

8. Fancy Rat Socks

Socks don’t have to be a lame gift. This pair is some of the cutest I’ve seen. They feature a pattern of adorable illustrated rats, hearts, cheese, and flowers. These unisex socks are for men’s sizes 7.5 to 12 and women’s 5.5 to 10.

9. Personalized Rat Necklace

Personalized Rat Necklace

This gift is so sweet, especially to give as a pet memorial. These necklaces feature a rat shaped pendant in three sizes (the two larger sizes feature a heart cutout). You can also have it engraved with a name. Available in silver, gold, and rose gold.

10. Ratical Mug

This mug is a super cute rat gift idea. It features a cartoon illustration of a rat wearing sunglasses and riding a skateboard with the word “Ratical”–a fun play on radical. 15 oz ceramic mug that is microwave and dishwasher safe.

Add some of your rat lover’s favorite coffee or tea to create a nice gift bag.

11. Cuddling Fancy Rats Enamel Pin

Cuddling Fancy Rats Enamel Pin Gift Idea

This cute gift is the perfect stocking stuffer for rat owners. This enamel pin features a pair of adorable rats cuddling. You can choose what color the rats are to customize to match your loved one’s pets. Perfect to pin to a jean jacket or backpack.

12. Rat in a Tin Can Puppet

This is a fun gift for young rat owners. This hand puppet is actually a black and white rat inside a tin can. Perfect for play or to put on an impromptu puppet show.

13. Rat Earrings

Rat Earrings Gift for Rat Owners

Looking for jewelry that is completely original? I am So Not Cool makes these amazing, realistic looking rat earrings. Handmade from wood, they’re printed with a matte glaze to create a unique look. Measures about 2 inches.

14. Rat Lover Street Sign

This is a fun sign to hang above a rat’s cage. It’s a street sign that says “Rat Lover Lane.” Made in the USA. 4″ x 18″.

15. A House is Not A Home Without A Rat

If you want a sign that’s a little classier, this one has a traditional design. This sign says “A House is Not A Home Without A Rat” and comes with rope to easily hang it. 10″ x 5″.

Need more gift ideas? Check out our other articles on gifts for animal lovers and exotic pet owners.

Pet Rat Names - Male, Female, & Pairs

Pet Rat Names – Male, Female, & Pairs

There’s tons of excitement around getting a new pet. You get to buy tons of cool supplies, a new cage, and toys for your new furry friend. You also get to live that magical moment of meeting your pet for this first time. This is when many pet owners pick the perfect name for their little buddy. But for some, it can be tricky to come up with the right one. If you’re looking for ideas for pet rat names, you’re in luck. We have over 200 hundred name ideas, divided between boy and girl names, unisex names, and even clever names for rat pairs.

Check out our lists and if none of these names inspire you, we have some ideas on how to brainstorm the perfect name for your pet rat. Check them out:

Pet Rat Names - Male, Female, & Pairs

Name Ideas for Pet Rats

Male Pet Rat Names

Give your little boy one of these playful or creatives rat names.

  • Ace
  • Alex/Alexander
  • Alf
  • Bagel
  • Bart
  • Beans
  • Bear
  • Beaver
  • Ben
  • Blink
  • Blue
  • Buck
  • Casper
  • Champ
  • Cheese
  • Chip
  • Chubby
  • Corky
  • Cornelius
  • Crumbs
  • Dino
  • Emerald
  • Ernie
  • Finn
  • Flick
  • Floyd
  • Frank
  • Fred
  • Freddie
  • Geronimo
  • Ghost
  • Glen
  • Hank
  • Hannibal
  • Harold
  • Hercules
  • Homer
  • Houdini
  • Jasper
  • Jet
  • Joe
  • Lex
  • Linus
  • Looper
  • Martin
  • Monty
  • Nacho
  • Nicodemus
  • Nigel Ratburn
  • Ninja
  • Nutter
  • Olie
  • Oreo
  • Ozzy
  • Pinky
  • Pippin
  • Pistol
  • Prince
  • Ralph
  • Ratticus Finch
  • Ratty
  • Remy
  • Rizzo
  • Robby
  • Rocky
  • Roland
  • Ronnie
  • Scabbers
  • Scamper
  • Snake
  • Spark
  • Speedy
  • Splinter
  • Templeton
  • Theo
  • Thor
  • Tom
  • Twitch
  • Zing
  • Zoro

Rat Names for Females

Here’s a list of fun, cute, and original names for girl rats.

  • Annie
  • April
  • Astrid
  • Aurora
  • Autumn
  • Basil
  • Becky
  • Bella
  • Betty
  • Bianca
  • Bitsy
  • Bubble
  • Caramel
  • Clover
  • Cookie
  • Crystal
  • Cupcake
  • Cutie
  • Daisy
  • Debbie
  • Donna
  • Dottie
  • Emily
  • Emmy/Emmie
  • Fancy
  • Fiona
  • Ginny
  • Gwen
  • Harriet
  • Holly
  • Honey
  • Hope
  • Ivy
  • Josie
  • Joy
  • Juniper
  • Kali
  • Katy
  • Kelly
  • Kiwi
  • Lady
  • Lilac
  • Lisa
  • Love
  • Maggie
  • Margarita
  • Marigold
  • Marmalade
  • Mia
  • Miley
  • Millie/Milly
  • Minnie
  • Molly
  • Nelly
  • Nessie
  • Pandora
  • Pansy
  • Pea
  • Pearl
  • Peggy
  • Penny
  • Phobe
  • Pixie
  • Poppy
  • Princess
  • Queen/Queenie
  • Rebecca
  • Rebel
  • River
  • Rosemary
  • Rosie
  • Rosie
  • Ruby
  • Sky
  • Storm
  • Strawberry
  • Sweetie
  • Tabby
  • Tinkerbell
  • Trixie
  • Willow
  • Xena
Rat Gift Ideas for Owners

Unisex Names for Rats

These rat names work great for male or female rats.

  • Almond
  • Biscuit
  • Cheerio
  • Corky
  • Echo
  • Link
  • Lucky
  • Maple
  • Marble
  • Marshmallow
  • Muffin
  • Nibbles
  • Noodles
  • Oats
  • Parsley
  • Patch
  • Peanut
  • Pickle
  • Pie
  • Popcorn
  • Pretzel
  • Pumpkin
  • Ravioli
  • Scout
  • Squeak
  • Squeakers
  • Zipper

Names for Rat Pairs

If you have a pair of rats, you can give them one of these clever pairs of names.

  • Adam & Eve
  • Batman & Robin
  • Ben & Jerry
  • Bert & Ernie
  • Betty & Veronica
  • Bonnie & Clyde
  • Buttercup & Blossom
  • Calvin & Hobbes
  • Cherry & Blossom
  • Chip & Dale
  • Cinnamon & Sugar
  • Cookies & Cream
  • Fred & Ginger
  • Itchy & Scratchy
  • Jekyll & Hyde
  • Pitter & Patter
  • Romeo & Juliet
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Tom & Jerry

How to Pick the Perfect Pet Rat Name

So you’ve gone through the list of names, maybe even made a list of your own, but you’re still stumped. Which name is perfect for your pet rat? We have some tips and ideas of how to brainstorm names and pick the perfect one for your new pet.

Brainstorming Name Ideas

Gather together everyone who gets a say in naming your pet rat(s). Everyone should have a piece of paper and make a list of their favorite names. Use our list as a reference or try these prompts:

  • Think of your favorite names from books, movies, and TV shows you love.
  • List any famous people you admire. Don’t forget people from history.
  • Brainstorm nature names that inspire you (like Sunflower, Summer, etc.).
  • Consider your rat’s looks. If they’re white you may want to name them Sugar. Black and white spotted rats could be called Oreo.
  • If you’ve spent time with your pet, think of names that reflect their personality. A playful rat could be named Happy. If your rat likes to run around a lot, call them Speedy.

Selecting the Perfect Name

Once you’ve brainstormed a list of possible names, it’s time to pick the perfect one for your pet. You can do this by process of elimination or circle some of your favorites and them pick from the smaller list.

If you share naming responsibility with other family members, have each person nominate one name. The group can vote and the name with the most votes wins.

DIY Cardboard Box Maze

Homemade DIY Cardboard Maze for Small Pets

Homemade DIY Cardboard Maze for Small Pets

Mazes are a fun way to give your exotic and small pets a way to exercise and stimulate their curiosity and their problem-solving skills. This is a fun project for kids and adults to do together and it’s extremely affordable as you should have most of the supplies in your home already. Once you’ve built the maze, you’ll enjoy watching your pet run through this DIY cardboard maze as they exercise and play. The types of exotic pets that enjoy cardboard mazes include rabbits, chinchillas, guinea pigs, rats, mice, hamsters, gerbils, and ferrets.

This tutorial covers all the steps you need to build a simple and cheap cardboard maze out of found materials. Once you have the right sized box, it just takes a little bit of time to assemble the maze.

How to Build a Cardboard Maze for Small Pets

Supplies Needed

  • Short square or rectangular box at least 2-3 inches taller than your pet
  • Scissors or a box cutter
  • A ruler
  • Pencil, pen, or marker


1. Find a box that is short (shallow) in a rectangular or square shape. An ideal box will be at least 2-3 inches taller than your pet and have flaps that are equal to or larger than the height of the box. The flaps will be the walls inside your maze. The box should be brown cardboard with no slick printing on it. Try to avoid boxes with lots of logos or ink that could be toxic to your pet.

DIY Cardboard Box Maze

Bonus: If you have multiple boxes that are the same size and a pet that likes to jump or climb (like chinchillas, rabbits, or rats), you can build a multi-level maze. Depending on the weight of your pet, you may need to reinforce the levels. You can also create multiple floor level mazes that are connected to each other by tunnels or long boxes. Feel free to get creative.

2. Remove any shipping labels, excess tape, and other non-cardboard materials. You should leave the tape that secures the bottom of the box.

3. Cut the flaps off the top of the box with a box cutter or scissors (a box cutter is usually easier for this step).

4. Measure the flaps against the size of the box and cut off any excess height. The flaps should be flush against the edge of the box when placed inside. You may have to cut a little off the length of the flap so it can fit inside the box easily.

DIY Cardboard Box Maze

5. Measure the length of your long flap and your short flap. Make marks on each dividing it into thirds. (Example: if your flap is 30 inches long, you will make a mark at 10 inches and 30 inches, creating three 10″ sections). On each mark, use your ruler to measure half the height of the flap and draw a line.

DIY Cardboard Box Maze

DIY Cardboard Box Maze

6. Cut a notch along that line to create two notches in each flap to the halfway point. You should make sure your notches align on the same size flaps. Assemble the pieces to form a shape like a pound sign or hash tag. Make additional cuts as needed so the flaps fit evenly.

DIY Cardboard Box Maze

DIY Cardboard Box Maze

7. Design your maze. On a piece of paper sketch out the grid shape of the maze and mark where you would like to cut doorways. Don’t forget to put doors on the outside edges. You can also put doors on the top of the maze as well.

DIY Cardboard Box Maze

8. Looking at your assembled maze, mark where you want to cut holes with a sharpie or pen.

DIY Cardboard Box Maze

9. Take the maze apart and cut doorways for each of the holes you marked. Make sure the doorways are large enough for your pet to pass through.

DIY Cardboard Box Maze

10. Reassemble your maze and flip it back over. Let your pet run through it. Hide treats inside for extra fun.

DIY Cardboard Box Maze

Because none of the walls are affixed, you can easily “change up” your maze by moving around the walls inside. There are so many options for your exotic pet to enjoy this easy DIY cardboard maze.